Christmas Wonders & Beyond
A Thrill of Hope the Weary World Rejoices
For many of us, Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we purchase special gifts and favourite foods for our loved ones. For others the reality of their financial struggles are magnified, often leaving them feeling inadequate and hopeless.
Since 2003, Kerr Street Mission has rallied the community together through our “Christmas Wonders and Beyond” program, to make sure families in need are able to celebrate Christmas well.
“Christmas Wonders” provides support for families at Christmas. The “Beyond” provides support for the rest of the year.
At KSM we are committed to treating people as we would like to be treated. It is for this reason that we offer gift and food cards to our families, giving them the chance to choose the gifts and food that their families will enjoy.
We are extremely grateful for the love, compassion and generosity of the community. Together you have helped us give many families across Oakville a very special Christmas blessing.
It may surprise many that Oakville has the highest poverty rate among Halton communities. The stress of poverty affects 9.4% of the population which is over 21,000 people in our community – a staggering statistic. Our neighbours struggle every day to keep up with their financial obligations, and housing costs are unaffordable for those that depend on assistance programs like Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and Canada Pension Plan. For example – Ontario Disability Support Program only provides a single person a maximum of $1,228 per month, and consider that the least expensive 1 bedroom apartments (550-600 sq ft) available for rent in Oakville are $1,650 to $1,784+ per month. So many in our community face this overwhelming hardship. Just meeting their monthly expenses is impossible, let alone the thought of purchasing Christmas gifts for their children. It is a harsh reality and one that forces them to come to KSM for help.
We need your support, now more than ever!
For more than 19 years, Kerr Street Mission has rallied the community through our “Christmas Wonders and Beyond” program. With the generosity of the community, we have been able to make sure families seeking help will be able to celebrate Christmas well. We are so grateful for the love, compassion and support from all of you. With your help we can continue to make a difference, we can provide for families in need, and we can give the gift of joy this season!
Please consider donating today. We appreciate your generosity in making “Christmas Wonders and Beyond 2022” a great success!
Our Christmas Wonders and Beyond Program runs from November 1st to December 31st.
How You Can Help
Thank you! For those who think about others, who love to spray happiness and joy in their hearts, who care about others, and give as mush as they could, All the love and appreciation for all Kerr Mission Team, For every person who contribute the happiness of our family in these blessed day. Hope God bless every single one of you and make them happy as they did for us.
Christmas Wonders Recipient (unedited)
Bring HOPE to our community today!
For more information, please contact us at 905-845-7485.
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